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Jammu, December 5th: 3rd Annual One day Chief Wardens’ conference has been held at Regional Civil Defence Control Center Jammu under the chairmanship of Sh.Kuldeep Khoda, IPS, Director General of Police cum Director Civil Defence J&K on 4th December 2007. Among others Sh.Navin Agarwal,IPS Inspector General of Police Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K Sh.Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr.Kamal Saini, IPS DIG HG/CD & Aux. Police, Sh.Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan SSP, Sh.Parbhat Singh, Commandant Aux. Police 2nd Bn. Jammu, Sh.S.M.Khatotra, SSP Divisional Commandant Homeguards Jammu and Mrs. Manjit Kour, Dy.SP Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu besides all Dy.Cotroller of Civil Defence J&K, all Chief Wardens of J&K and other Sr.Wardens were present on the occasion.

The main object of the conference was to discuss the various achievements and future targets of J&K Civil Defence organisation. On the occasion Sh.Kuldeep Khoda, IPS who was the chief guest stated that the Civil Defence organisation is the first responder during and after any eventuality whether it is natural or man-made. He stressed that proper motivation of people for their involvement in this organisation is a must. He also stressed that the people irrespective of their type of role should be involved in relief and rescue operations at the time of any kind of disaster. The general public at the time of eventuality are caught unaware. The speed to act in any disaster is of utmost importance. The time lag between disaster and any reinforcement is the time when the patience of public is tested. He said that Civil Defence in our State always remain in forefront because of the sincere efforts of the people associated, may it be disaster, militancy and other eventualities. He also stressed involvement of youth/students and motivation level thereof needs to be raised. There are certain areas where efforts are on and need to be in more dedicated manner, to settle problems.

Shri Navin Agarwal, IPS, IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police on the occasion said that from last three years the Chief Wardens’ Conference is being held regularly where all members of warden service interact and discuss the achievements and put before their requirements. Sh.Navin Agarwal, IPS has highlighted the role of Civil Defence orgnaisation in J&K while deputing CD volunteers to Sh.Amar Nath Jee Yatra duty, Holy Hazrat Bal Shrine duty, Kheerbhawani Mela duty, Jheeri Mela duty etc. The role of Civil Defence volunteers in assisting the victims of Khundroo blasts was appreciated by general masses/ Civil Administration. He stressed that the CD volunteers can play a vital role at the time of any eventuality to minimize the damage and save the lives of general public and property.

Sh.Sudhanshu Panday, IAS Divisional Commissioner Jammu on the occasion assured that he will provide all sort of cooperation to the Civil Defence organisation required during any eventuality through the local administration.

Dr.Kamal Saini, IPS DIG HG/CD & Aux. Police said that services of Civil Defence wardens/ volunteers are of great importance during peace as well as war times.

On the occasion the Sh.Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan, SSP Staff officer to IGP Civil Defence J&K highlighted the achievements and requirements of the Civil Defence organisation.

Mrs. Manjit Kour, Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu while welcoming the wardens and guests said that this type of conference will prove very beneficial for whole of this organisation.

All the Chief wardens and other Civil Defence wardens present on the occasion were given ample opportunity to project their suggestions for improvement of the Civil Defence setup in their respective Civil Defence towns.